Alice Jorgensen,Frances McCormack,Jonathan Wilcox's Anglo-Saxon Emotions: Reading the Heart in Old English PDF

By Alice Jorgensen,Frances McCormack,Jonathan Wilcox

ISBN-10: 1472421698

ISBN-13: 9781472421692

study into the feelings is commencing to achieve momentum in Anglo-Saxon experiences. that allows you to combine early medieval Britain into the broader scholarly study into the historical past of feelings (a significant topic in different fields and a key box in interdisciplinary studies), this quantity brings jointly proven students, who've already made major contributions to the research of Anglo-Saxon psychological and emotional existence, with more youthful students. the quantity offers a decent concentration - on emotion (rather than mental existence extra generally), on Anglo-Saxon England and on language and literature - with contrasting ways that might open up debate. the amount considers a number methodologies and theoretical views, examines the interaction of emotion and textuality, explores how emotion is conveyed via gesture, interrogates feelings in non secular devotional literature, and considers where of emotion in heroic tradition. every one bankruptcy asks questions on what's culturally certain approximately emotion in Anglo-Saxon England and what interpretative strikes need to be made to learn emotion in previous English texts, in addition to contemplating how principles approximately and representations of emotion may well relate to lived adventure. Taken jointly the essays during this assortment point out the present kingdom of the sphere and preview very important paintings to come back. through exploring methodologies and fabrics for the learn of Anglo-Saxon feelings, fairly targeting previous English language and literature, it's going to either stimulate additional examine in the self-discipline and make a particular contribution to the broader interdisciplinary dialog approximately emotions.

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